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'''Martin Gardner''' (October 21, 1914May 22, 2010) was an American popular mathematics and popular science writer, with interests also encompassing micromagic, scientific skepticism, philosophy, religion, and literature—especially the writings of Lewis Carroll and G.K. Chesterton.Singmaster, D. (2010) "Obituary: Martin Gardner (1914–2010)" ''Nature (journal)|Nature'' '''465'''(7300), 884. Gardner was best known for creating and sustaining general interest in recreational mathematics for a large part of the 20th century, principally through his ''Scientific American'' "Mathematical Games" columns from 1956 to 1981 and his subsequent books collecting them. He was an uncompromising critic of fringe science and was a founding member of CSICOP, an organization devoted to debunking pseudoscience, and wrote a monthly column ("Notes of a Fringe...
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PseudonymGeorge Groth
Armand T. Ringer
Uriah Fuller
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Birth placeTulsa, Oklahoma, US
Death date{{Death date and age|mf=yes|2010|05|22|1914|10|21}}
Death placeNorman, Oklahoma, US
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NationalityUnited States
Ethnicity| alma_mater = University of Chicago
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